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armand

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 08:50:19 pm »

Stephen, since you have such a great source of details worth preserving, I would suggest to try PTGui instead of Photoshop for stitching. In my experience, the difference is like putting reading glasses on, plus more accurate stitching.

Interesting that you say that. I think it depends on how many shots and the type of projection, for basic panos the Photshop does the job good enough that I don't need to send the stuff in PTGui (then again, I didn't shoot much panos lately). I guess if I was paid for it though, and actually print that large, I would at least give it a try and compare.

Edit. I almost forgot, my easy panos start and live in LR these days
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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 09:29:56 pm »

I prefer PTGui for the stitching I do using a P1 IQ4 150. Beautiful images.

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 01:29:52 pm »

Stephen, since you have such a great source of details worth preserving, I would suggest to try PTGui instead of Photoshop for stitching. In my experience, the difference is like putting reading glasses on, plus more accurate stitching.
Hmmm. Don't think I knew one aspect of the use of PTGui was better image quality. Just thought it was more accurate with the stitching, and since I wasn't having any issues with PS or Lightroom, I haven't tried PTGui.

What would be the source of the difference? Better blending of the overlap areas between images?

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 02:29:44 pm »

PTGui merely offers more control over the process, if you ever require that.

I suggest to use Hugin instead. Same engine, open source, and even better editing and control than PTGui. (At least on the mac, and even works on an early 2009 macbook with reasonable speed, though I haven't tried any gigapanos lately.)
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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2019, 02:38:52 pm »

PTGui merely offers more control over the process...

Nope.

As I said, it is like putting reading glasses on (for those who need them, of course). The increase in sharpness and clarity (no, not the LR-slider type) is clearly visible.

I am speaking from memory and have no visual proof or comparison at the moment. I just remember that I could not believe my eyes after processing the same image with PTGui. I tried that on two images, with several years in between the attempts.

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2019, 06:37:05 pm »

I prefer #1.
The little tree in the foreground on the right bottom corner could be eliminated easily with "content aware".
Just a little joke  ;)
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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2019, 07:41:52 pm »

I prefer #1.
The little tree in the foreground on the right bottom corner could be eliminated easily with "content aware".
Just a little joke  ;)
That stupid tree ends up in ALL my images!

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2019, 08:26:55 am »

Both are lovely, but I'm partial to #1.

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2019, 02:40:31 pm »

I agree, but if forced to choose, I'd select the second. I might ask for the foreground to be lightened a tad.

Jeremy

Yep it's the second one for me too and as Jeremy suggests, maybe a tweak or two in the shadows for no other reason than to see if it works (or not of course).

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Re: Moonset Over the Eastern Sierra
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2019, 03:58:51 pm »

That stupid tree ends up in ALL my images!

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Maybe you should post your shots over in the "Love Those Trees" thread.
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